Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Boy was it WICKED!

I have finally done what I should have done half a year ago and that is to catch the highly acclaimed musical "WICKED". It is definitely the best musical that I have watched in my life. The wonderful singing and acting coupled with the colorful and intricately designed sets and costumes totally blew me away. The beautiful backgrounds and costumes are still deeply ingrained in my mind right now. The special effects and lightings were timed to perfection. Last but not least, the script was very well written and engaging. I felt very well entertained for the 3 hours that I was glued to the seat. haha, and did I mention that I had excellent seats? I was just 8 rows away from the stage and I could see each and every character's expression and gaze sooooo clearly! The story had such a twist to the original Wizard of OZ that it was very refreshing and interesting too. =) You can see that I am full of praise for this musical..heh.. so anyone out there who hasn't watched this terrific musical. MARK MY WORDS! YOU MUST WATCH WICKED!
I shouldn't disclose the story so as not to spoil the fun for many of you but I must say that I love Glinda and Elphaba. They were totally into their characters and were capable of making you believe that such a world actually existed.

"Its not lying. Its looking at things a different way."
- Elphaba & Fiyero
That line actually makes perfect sense in life. Most of the time it is just a difference in perspective and understanding. So before you start an argument with someone in the future, do ensure that both of you are on the same page. :)
Nothing much has been going on in my life. Just completing some last minute errands before fall semesterl starts. I will be flying back to New York City on 3 September. Seems like it is going to be a long and challenging semester ahead. But I am happy to enjoy the company of my friends once again. Its kind of like enjoying New York city the way you see it on Sex and the City. Having american breakfast in some small cafe, walking down Fifth Avenue to see lots of shoppers, discussing life issues with friends over a meal.. Stuff like that..=)
Big Apple, here I come!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Reliving a life full of imagination...

I was reading the Forbes Top 40 Richest Singaporeans this morning and I felt really inspired by many of them. Just for your information, to make it onto the list, you need at least a net worth of 55 million dollars. I sent the link to Limin because I thought she might be interested. For those who are interested, here's the link :

It was very inspirational for me because many of these billionaires and millionaires worked from scratch. Its amazing how determined and hardworking these people were back in those days. I wish someday I will make it onto the list...Its just a dream for me...but a dream that I am willing to strive for. The current fact is that I may never make it to the list unless I do something spectacular with my life....

I think I have always lived a life full of facts and truths. Since the age of 12, I think I have lost my sense of imagination. I remember when I was younger, I was always drawing imaginary machines or objects that I think would make my life better at the young age of 6 - 11. A teleport machine that can teleport me from home to school so that I would not have to wake up sooo early in the morning. A button that I can click to filter out all my mum's excessive and incessant nagging. Those are just two examples that I can remember now..haha.. Thinking back now, I must say they were rather amusing thoughts. Don't think my mum would like it if she is reading this..haha..*pss,please don't tell my mum*
Somehow along the way, I lost my sense of imagination and creativity to a whole system of facts,truths, grades and mugging... Well, at least 10 years later at the age of 22, I think I am slowly regaining my sense of imagination and creativity. I have become more willing to explore different opportunities and try new approaches.. Doing things that are out of the norm. things that have not been done. Maybe thats why I have been imagining ways in which my friends and I can have fun doing what we like and make some money at the same time.

I got plans brewing...and I sure hope WE can pull it through. Even if it might fail in the end, it will be a great learning experience for all of us *wink* Wish me luck for my million dollar dream! I'll leave you with a famous quote from Einstein:

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world."
Quoted from "What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck," for the October 26, 1929 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Back On The Block

Life is unpredictable and everchanging...

Much has happened over the past week and it has been a really turbulent roller coaster ride. Some parts about me has changed within that short span of time while other parts have simply grown stronger. I am glad to say that I have survived the ordeal and emerged as a better person. I am ready to face the challenges ahead. Now, I have a better understanding of my personality, needs and habits. And to all my friends who have showered me with messages and concerns: Thank you all! I really appreciated it and I am truly happy to have friends like you. Thanks for being there for me. You can't imagine how much it meant to me.

I have been spending the last few hours trying to sort out my priorities and to set goals that I hope to achieve in the near future. Nothing in life comes easy and nothing is ever guaranteed. Some people spend their whole lifetime pursing their dreams and giving their all but sadly end up with nothing to show. But I believe these people are the luckiest and bravest people to have ever walked this earth because they dared to pursue their dreams. These are the only people who have lived life to the fullest and lived life with a dream. I truely respect these people and I would like to become one some day. As such, from this day onwards, I will promise myself to live life with a dream. my very own special dream...

Watch out people, the Kid is Back On The Block.